Training Courses

NSW Timekeepers working at a meet

Online Training Courses

We are proud to officially launch our online Training Courses for Technical Officials. This new initiative is designed to help our volunteers quickly and easily gain the confidence and skills to help run a swim meet. Currently, the following courses are available on our training website

Timekeeper and Chief Timekeeper

Check Starter and Clerk of the Course (Marshal)

Inspector of Turns

Judge of Stroke



Also available Online is the Introductory Level Officiating - General Principals, which we recommend you complete before starting any other training modules. Click on this link to register and begin your training.


Traditional Swimming Australia NOAP Learner Guides

The Swimming Australia learner guides have been updated to reflect stronger officiating principles to assist technical officials with their understanding. As per Sport Australia requirements, these guides have been refreshed to be more contemporary and have also been updated in line with recent changes to FINA rules.

These Guides now also allow Technical Officials to work at their own pace with information easier to comprehend for technical officials at any level or experience. 

General Principles - please note, you will have to register here before beginning the course


Chief Timekeeper

Check Starter


Clerk of Course

Inspector of Turns

Judge of Stroke

Chief Recorder

Finish Judge

AOE Operator

Meet Manager Operator



Multi Class Referee

Self Management for Advanced Officials


A Learner Guide Module Coversheet must be completed in full to prove an official has gained an accreditation:

Standard Module Cover Sheet

Module Cover Sheet for Starter and Referee Accreditations

Training Materials

Referee Examinations

  • Referee Examination Dates
  • Click here for a PDF form to print, complete, and return to

    If you'd like a Word copy, please email Josh and request this.


  • Have a question?
  • Need more information about our Training Courses and how to become an official?

    Visit our FAQs page.

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